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State Budget sees go ahead for Manning Hospital redevelopment

Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the 2015/16 NSW state Budget provides the start of planning of the Manning Base Hospital redevelopment.

Mr Bromhead said the Budget contains an allocation of $1.35 million for the Stage 1 redevelopment of the renal and oncology services and planning for Stages 1, 2 and 3 of the hospital’s redevelopment.

“In February, Health Minister Jillian Skinner and I announced the funding and I am delighted that not only is the first part included in the Budget, but also the Forward estimates include funding for the building works,” Mr Bromhead said.

“The NSW Government’s commitment is for Stage 1 of the redevelopment to be completed during the current term of parliament and the Budget shows we are on track to achieve that.

“The planning process will include each of the three stages which is a major component that must be completed before any building works can commence.”

Mr Bromhead said he was pleased that two other major infrastructure needs in the Manning are in the Budget.

“There is $350,000 for the extension of Wingham Fire Station and a facilities upgrade for Taree TAFE is also included, however the cost is not included as it is yet to be tendered and is commercially sensitive.

“On top of that $19 million has been budgeted for roads in Myall Lakes.

“I am pleased that the Budget recognises the infrastructure needs in Myall Lakes and now we can get on with the job of planning and building them.”

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